Call me stubborn, but I don’t like to follow seasonal trends. You won’t find me ditching the white-on-white attire after Labor Day or abandoning the Hawaiian shirts come October. And when it comes to seasonal drinking, you won’t find me drinking a spiked pumpkin latte or embracing cranberries and winterspice. A cocktail should be simple, easy to make and as boozy as can be, all of which applies to one of my favorite year-round drinks: the Japanese Highball.
Deceptively simple yet easy to master (if you have the patience), the Japanese Highball is one of the greatest cocktails created by mankind. If aliens came to visit Earth and I had the chance, the first thing I would present them as a representation of the human race would be a round of Japanese Highballs. I would say to them, “See we do have something to offer the universe.”